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Fountain Of Youth poised to score at Tipperary

Updated: Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 21:35 | Comments

Aidan O'Brien and Joseph O'Brien team up with Fountain Of Youth in the opener at Tipperary
Aidan O'Brien and Joseph O'Brien team up with Fountain Of Youth in the opener at Tipperary

Fountain Of Youth is likely to be a very warm order to get off the mark in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden, which gets Tipperary's mixed evening card under way at 5.35.

Aidan O'Brien's Oasis Dream colt shaped with promise when runner-up on his debut at Naas and he has a string of notable entries to his name.

Bay Hill is a half-brother to plenty of winners and is interesting on his racecourse bow for Christy Roche, but he may have his work cut out against the Ballydoyle representative.

The pick of the four Flat contests appears to be the Follow Tipperary On Facebook Handicap.

Judies Child will be expected to make a bold bid to defy the 5lb penalty she incurred for winning at Down Royal last week, but there are no shortage of dangers in the wide-open sprint.

Scatty Cat is getting closer to the target with each outing this year and Dundalk maiden scorer Abstraction could build on a promising seasonal and handicap debut, while Queen Grace boasts previous course and distance-winning form.

The Pride Of Tipperary Gathering 27th June Handicap Hurdle is the most valuable race of the night, and Cnoc Na Sioga attempts to defy top weight.

John Ryan's six-year-old impressed with his jumping and his attitude when just getting up over 2m4f at Cork recently, but a 5lb rise makes life tougher.

The likes of Castletown Bridge, who fell early on when bidding for a double on Sunday, and recent Limerick runner-up Time Please will make sure David Splaine's mount needs to be at the top of his game.

The TipperaryRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle represents a decent opportunity for Welsh Nayber, who has been knocking on the door this year, while Miss Mardan narrowly missed out at Ballinrobe 10 days ago and could go one better in the Fundraising Events At Tipperary (Pro/Am) Flat Race.

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